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Excessive Heat Continues Across the West

Dangerously hot temperatures are expected again for much of the Pacific Northwest and portions of the Southwest. Elsewhere, severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible across portions of New Mexico and southern High Plains. Read More >

It will be partly sunny today with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms across the west and south. Highs will be in the 80s with east winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy tonight with a chance of showers along and south of a Cisco to Hillsboro to Palestine line. Lows will be in the mid 60s to lower 70s with east to southeast winds around 5 mph.
There will be low chances of showers and thunderstorms across parts of North and Central Texas Monday through Thursday. Highs will be in the mid 80s to lower 90s and lows will be in the upper 60s to upper 70s.
There will be low chances of showers and thunderstorms across the mainly east of I-35 Friday and along and north of the I-20 corridor Friday night and Saturday. Highs will be in the lower to middle 90s and lows will be in the 70s.
Almost everyone picked up measurable (at least 0.01") rain late Friday and into Saturday across North and Central Texas. The big winners were generally west of I-35, where numerous locations picked up in excess of 1.5" of rain. DFW was a big winner as well, recording a daily rainfall record of 3.84"!
Yesterday's 3.84 inches of rain at DFW not only set a daily record for June 24th, but is also more than what we normally receive during the whole month of June. Yesterday's rainfall also put us slightly above normal for the year. So far this month, we have received 7.93 inches of rain which would make this the 5th wettest June in the 119 years of records for the official Dallas Fort Worth site. The top 4 wettest Junes are 11.58 in 1928, 11.10 in 2007, 10.49 in 2004, and 8.75 in 1989.
Yesterday's 3.31 inches of rain at Waco not only set a daily record for June 24th, but is also almost as much as we normally receive during the whole month of June. Yesterday's rainfall also put us 6.17 inches above normal for the year. So far this month, we have received 4.72 inches of rain which would make this the 25th wettest June in the 116 years of records for the official Waco site. The top 5 wettest Junes are 12.06 in 1961, 10.55 in 1927, 10.21 in 1938. 9.89 in 1919 and 8.76 in 2007.

 
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Snowfall Blankets Northern Half of North Texas

February 5-6th 2002

A
snowy blast invaded North Texas Tuesday through Tuesday night as warm gulf moisture moved over much colder air near the surface. As temperatures hovered around 32 degrees, rain changed to snowfall by mid morning for many locations. The snow continued into the afternoon, with many locations reporting the snow covering the ground. This was especially noted for northeast areas like Sherman and Paris, where the cold air was even deeper.

The snow continued into the night, before tapering off just after midnight. The heaviest snowfall was reported across the northeast, where 4 to 5 inches were common.

North Texas Snowfall Map from February 5-6, 2002. The heaviest snowfall was reported across the northeast, where 4 to 5 inches were common. An NWS Cooperative Observer in Greenville reported 5 inches had fallen. Five to six inches was reported in Delta County. The snow was much less further west and south. Northern parts of the Metroplex had 1 to 2 inches, while many areas west of a Gainesville to Glen Rose line had only half an inch or less.

Northern Tarrant County picture of a snowman, with houses and grass covered with snow.
Around 9am, Wednesday February 6, 2002.
 Northern Tarrant County.

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An NWS Cooperative Observer in Greenville reported 5 inches had fallen. Five to six inches was reported in Delta County. The snow was much less further west and south. Northern parts of the Metroplex had 1 to 2 inches, while many areas west of a Gainesville to Glen Rose line had only half an inch or less.

Some slick spots developed on a few roadways, mainly bridges and overpasses, and the snowfall created numerous delays and cancellations at airports. While this event created headaches for some, many, especially children, found it to be a colorful delight. An occasion for some Texas sledding and building Snowmen, Texas style.

By late Wednesday morning, the temperature all across North Texas was at or above freezing and many roads began to dry out.